The Green Party of Virginia (GPVA) has made “a formal request and petition to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, the General Assembly, and the Board of Elections to waive the petition of qualified voters requirement for ballot access in light of the Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Collecting ballot petition signatures requires close physical contact on the part of both voters and petitioners, which is neither possible nor responsible given the need for social distancing. Continuing to require these signatures would put petitioners and the general public at greater risk of the coronavirus for many months. It would also be an injustice for third parties who would otherwise obtain ballot access to be excluded simply because ensuring public health and safety
also ensures that the arbitrary requirements for obtaining ballot access in Virginia are impossible to satisfy.
As in other states, our campaign joins in urging state leaders to uphold our democratic rights and waive the ballot access requirements for the Green Party of Virginia.
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